INR_2001_syllabus - INR 2001 Introduction to International...

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Introduction to International Relations Fall 2011 Instructor: Chi-Hung Wei Office: Anderson Hall 011 Phone: 352-273-2350 Email: [email protected] Course Time and Place: MWF Period 6 (12:50pm-1:40pm), Anderson Hall 101 Office Hours: MWF 1:40pm-2:40pm. Course Objectives This course is an introduction to the study of international relations. In an increasingly interdependent world, nearly every aspect of our daily lives has an effect upon, and is affected by, such international events and issues as world politics, war, trade, financial crises, terrorism, environmental changes, and so on. This course will provide students with basic theoretical and conceptual tools that can help you understand those international events and issues. Students will be expected to apply the theories and concepts learned in readings and class discussions to current international events and issues. The course will be a combination of lecture and discussion. Your questions and comments are critical to the learning process and the success of this course. This course is meant for us to share our knowledge and interpretations of the readings and our impressions of world events as we all can learn from one another. Required Text Pevehouse, Jon C. and Joshua S. Goldstein. 2010. International Relations: 2010-2011 Update . 9 th edition. Pearson Longman. It is available at the University Bookstore. Additional readings will be assigned throughout the semester and will be available on course reserves. Course Requirements Attendance and participation: Attendance will be taken every class session, with attendance sheets distributed around for you to sign. If you miss more than three classes, your grade will be reduced by 0.5 points off your final grade for every additional day missed. Absences will be excused only when you have a documented medical excuse or non-medical emergency. The excused absence is at the discretion of the instructor. You are also expected to participate in class discussions. Ten percent of your final grade will be based on your participation. Of course, you are expected to read all of the assigned materials before coming to class. Getting well prepared before class will not only enable you to participate with critical questions and comments, but also help you deal well with exams. Exams: Two exams will be given over the course of the semester, one scheduled for Monday, October 24 th and the other for Wednesday, December 7 th . Exam questions will be drawn from all course materials: lectures (including powerpoints), textbook, films, and readings on electronic reserve. The second exam will be cumulative. Make-up exams will be granted only under special circumstances (medical reasons, for instance), and only if they are requested before the scheduled exam day. Requests for make-up exams must be accompanied by appropriate documentation. More information will be provided as exam days approach. 1
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course INR 2001 taught by Professor Richard during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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